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April 14, 2012
The Leader Herald

CHEERS - To game over. A ground-breaking initiative aims to stop more than 33,000 New York state registered sex offenders from playing online video games on more than 3,500 gaming accounts. "Operation: Game Over" is a cooperative endeavor with support from Microsoft and Apple, among others. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is spearheading this newest effort to protect children from online predators. The law requires convicted sex offenders to register all of their email addresses and screen names with the state. Schneiderman's statement sums up our cheer: "We must ensure online video game systems do not become a digital playground for dangerous predators. That means doing everything possible to block sex offenders from using gaming networks as a vehicle to prey on underage victims."



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